Thursday, 18 August 2016

Vacancy Lecturer/Researcher in Flight Performance & Propulsion

This new position within the FPP section focuses on supporting current staff with their educational tasks: lecturing in the BSc and MSc programmes, preparation and delivery of computer labs and in-class tutorials, assessments of exams and assignments, and coaching of teams of BSc students in their final Bachelor project. The candidate is not expected to develop new courses, although she/he can contribute to the extension and updating of existing course material.
A major task for the candidate is the daily supervision of Master students in their final thesis project. This includes the definition of the research topics, which must be aligned with the section’s portfolio and defined in agreement with the section head and/or existing scientific staff. The candidate is expected to exploit the large number of high quality MSc students to initiate and manage a broad research programme in line with her/his professional interests and coherent with the FPP research agenda.
Publication of the results generated within the thesis projects will be encouraged and supported but it is not considered a main task for this position.
Acquisition of external funds for research is outside the scope of this position, although the candidate is expected to strengthen the existing collaboration with industrial partners through cooperative research with MSc students.

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Applicants should have the following qualifications:
• Solid background in aerospace engineering.
• Knowledge and experience in the field of applied aerodynamics, flight mechanics, aircraft design and advanced design methodologies such as (multidisciplinary design) optimisation.
• Proven record of simultaneous supervision of large numbers of MSc students in their final research project.
• Ability to define well-structured MSc assignments of high academic relevance and support their timely and successful completion.
• Ability to challenge students with a high level of knowledge and the ambition to deliver high quality, publication-worthy results.
• Ambition to develop further collaborations with industry, based on MSc (contract) research.
• Excellent scientific communication skills.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

The succesful candidate will receive an initial contract for 1 year which will be extended to 3 years after evaluation of the first year's activities. Further prospects can be negotiated. The salary per month for a lecturer is based on scale 10 of the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities and depends on experience and qualifications (www.vsnu.nl/cao).
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of its teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. G. La Rocca, phone: +31 (0)15-2785384, e-mail: G.LaRocca@tudelft.nl.   
To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 31 August 2016 to Mrs. Jeannette de Jong,
secretariaat-FPP-LR@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number LR16-21.
Dienstverband: Temporary, 1 year with prospect of extension to 3 years

Werkgever

Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Afdeling

Aerospace Engineering
The Department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Flight Performance and Propulsion (AWEP) is one of four departments composing the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Fundamental research is performed in the Aerodynamics section. Aircraft design, propulsion systems and their integration are the main topics in the FPP section. Wind energy systems, from small wind turbines to large, offshore installations, are the research objective in the Wind Energy section. The department operates comprehensive laboratories, equipped with modern wind tunnels and state-of-the-art measurement systems.

The Flight Performance and Propulsion (FPP) section focuses on fundamental and applied research in the field of aircraft design, propulsion systems and their integration. Tools and methodology development for aircraft design is combined with system analysis and design in the area of high lift systems, open rotor propulsion, propulsion system analysis and design, and flight mechanics of unconventional aircraft. The approach is to work on system (complete aircraft) and subsystem design and analysis, in which use is made of state-of-the art, multidisciplinary design and optimisation software. Experimental research is performed in the Faculty wind tunnels on special topics like propulsion integration. Recently, work has been initiated in the field of scaled flight testing.

Additionele informatie

G. La Rocca
+31 (0)15-2785384
G.LaRocca@tudelft.nl

https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/TUD/vacancy/34653/lang/en/

Vacancy Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) - eScience Research Engineers

The position:
eScience research engineers are scientists able to work at the interface of a scientific discipline and advanced digital technologies. eScience research engineers are (mostly) scientists that hold a PhD and that have a history of developing and applying scientific digital technologies within research domains. They are also interested in sharing their knowledge and experience outside their domains.
As an eScience research engineer you will operate in a scientific environment. You will be responsible for the translation of scientific questions into solutions that effectively apply advanced digital technologies and for promoting the use of eScience technologies. You will develop methodologies, applications and high quality software and ensure that these can be used easily by scientists within a coordinated eScience infrastructure. You will work closely with other scientists both within NLeSC and its partner organisations. eScience research engineers work as a close team, creatively combining and sharing knowledge between projects. It is likely that you will work part time at NLeSC and part time at a university or research institute participating in collaborative projects.
NLeSC is recruiting eScience research engineers at various levels able to work closely with scientists from various disciplines. The tasks include acting as an interface between researchers and NLeSC, contributing to software development for scientific research. Scientific contributions (e.g., papers, project proposals) are also expected. Therefore we are looking for eScience research engineers who have a broad interest, and who can work with several different scientific disciplines.

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We require:
  • Academic level (obtained through education, training and/or experience), possibly with a PhD degree;
  • Experience working in an academic or related environment;
  • Experience with scientific research and the use of scientific digital technologies;
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in one or more of the following areas: high performance computing, data management, data analytics, statistics, and/or applied mathematics;
  • Good software development skills, knowledge of software architecture;
  • Experience with Java, JavaScript, C++, and/or Python.
  • Excellent command of English (both verbal and written);
Competences:
  • A critical and constructive attitude to contribute actively to eScience infrastructure improvements;
  • Motivated, flexible (no 9-to-5 mentality), creative, initiative taking, independent but also a real team player;
  • Strong communication skills with an external orientation;
  • Innovative: translate scientific questions into unconventional (technological) solutions and new ideas and also able to realize them. 

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Working conditions:
We offer a position at NLeSC, initially for a fixed period of 2 years, within the collective agreement for Research Institutes. Classification is based on education and experience with salary depending on qualifications and experience, starting from € 2.579,- up to € 4.772, - gross per month, with a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10-11). We offer holiday pay amounts to 8% of gross salary actually received and a full 13th month of salary as an end-of-year payment.

Werkgever

Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC)
The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) supports and reinforces multidisciplinary, data and computational intensive research through creative and innovative use of digital technologies in all its manifestations. We stimulate data-driven research across all scientific disciplines in collaboration with universities, research institutes and industry. In this way we enhance science (eScience) and create a bridge between science and state-of-the-art digital technologies. 

Additionele informatie

Information:
NLeSC offers an interesting and challenging position at the interface of science and digital technologies. You will work in an international team with an informal but creative and ambitious working environment. The location is Amsterdam (Science Park), but site work at NLeSC collaborating organizations is an important part of your work and may involve travelling.
For more information about this opportunity, you can contact Rob van Nieuwpoort, Director of Technology, by emailing r.vannieuwpoort@esciencecenter.nl or by calling +31 (0)20 4604770.
Additional information may also be found at www.esciencecenter.nl.
This vacancy has been published via SciencePlatform, launched by NRC Carrière and AcademicTransfer.

https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/Netherlands-eScience-Center--NLeSC-/vacancy/35621/lang/en/ 

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Two PhD positions in Historical Archaeology University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer

Two PhD positions in Historical Archaeology University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer





The Amsterdam School of Heritage, Memory, and Material Culture,
one of the six research schools, currently has two vacant PhD positions
as part of the NWO-funded open competition project Diaspora and
identity: an integrated archaeological and historical investigation into
material life, ethnicity, and diet in the district of Vlooienburg,
Amsterdam (AD 1600-1800). The positions will reinforce global historical
archaeology within the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and
Archaeology (ACASA). The PhDs will be supervised by Prof. James Symonds
and Prof. Jerzy Gawronski. Applications are now invited from excellent
candidates who wish to conduct research on an outstanding assemblage of
material from a major excavation the heart of ‘Golden Age’ Amsterdam.
One project focuses on household goods and personal items, the other on
the use and disposal of animal products and faunal remains.



Project descriptions

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Tasks will include:

  • completion and defence of a PhD thesis within four years;
  • regular presentation of intermediate research results at workshops and conferences;
  • publication of peer-reviewed articles in international journals;
  • assistance in teaching activities in ACASA Archaeology;
  • assistance with the creation of museum exhibitions, and a 3D model of Vlooienburg;
  • regular contributions to public open-days, and participation in a television documentary;
  • participation in the UvA PhD training programme.

Requirements

PhD
position 1: Possessions: household goods, personal items, and the
materiality of everyday life in Vlooienburg, Amsterdam (1600-1800)


  • An MA/MSc (or equivalent) with excellent grades in archaeology or a closely-related discipline;
  • a strong background in urban archaeology;
  • a firm background knowledge of modern world historical archaeology (AD 1600-1800);
  • a good knowledge of post medieval ceramics in North western Europe (AD 1600-1800);
  • good academic writing and presentation skills;
  • excellent communication, social and organisational skills;
  • proficiency in English;
  • good quantitative and qualitative research skills.;
  • the ability to work self-directed, and or as part of an interdisciplinary research team.
PhD
position 2: Diet, food preparation, and consumption: a
bioarchaeological investigation into the use and disposal of animal
products in the Vlooienburg, Amsterdam (1600-1800)


  • An
    MSc (or equivalent)with excellent grades in faunal analysis,
    bioarchaeology, environmental archaeology, or a closely-related
    discipline;
  • a strong background in urban archaeology;
  • a firm background knowledge of modern world historical archaeology (AD 1600-1800);
  • a good knowledge of faunal material from urban sites in North western Europe (AD 1600-1800);
  • good academic writing and presentation skills;
  • excellent communication, social and organisational skills;
  • proficiency in English;
  • good quantitative and qualitative research skills;
  • the ability to work self-directed, and or as part of an inter- disciplinary research team.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

The
PhD candidates will be appointed at the Faculty of Humanities at the
University of Amsterdam, ACASA Archaeology. Each appoint- ment is for 4
years for 1,0 fte under the terms of employment currently valid for the
Faculty. In the first instance, a contract will be given for 12 months,
with an extension for the following 36 months on the basis of a positive
evaluation. The starting date of the contract is 1 September 2016. The
gross monthly salary will be €2,174 during the first year to €2,779
during the fourth year, based on 38 hours per week, in accordance with
the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Werkgever

University of Amsterdam

With
over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600
million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub
within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted
within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences,
Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. 
Housed
on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where
disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links
with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and
abroad.
 

The
UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels
who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and
standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent,
creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open
atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and
society.

Afdeling

Faculty of Humanities

Research at the Faculty of Humanities is carried out by six research schools under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute of Humanistic Research.

Additionele informatie

For further information, please contact:

You may also check the:

PhD Position on the Urban History of the Middle East Radboud University - Nijmegen — AcademicTransfer

Your project will relate to the governance and experience of
urban public space in the Middle East between the 7th and 15th century.
As a PhD candidate you will participate in the research institute for
Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) of the Faculty of Arts.

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You should have a Master’s degree, preferably a Research
Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2016)
or similar qualifications in History, Archaeology, Middle Eastern
Studies or Arabic and Islamic Studies. You are result-oriented, are
fluent in English and have excellent writing skills in English.
Demonstrable research experience in the field of your proposal will be
considered an advantage.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

the total duration of the contract is 4 years. You will be
appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your
performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the
contract will be extended by 2.5 years

- you will be classified as a PhD student (promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO).

the gross starting salary amounts to €2,174 per month based on full-time
employment, and will increase to €2,779 per month in the fourth year.
Dienstverband:

Temporary,







Werkgever

Radboud University

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of
the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a
personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a
beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities.

Afdeling

Faculty of Arts

Radboud University is strategically located in Europe and is
one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Established
in 1923, and situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands, it has
seven faculties and enrols around 20,000 students in 111 study
programmes.

The Faculty of Arts consists of ten departments in the areas of language
and culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and business
communication, which together cater for about 2,500 students and
collaborate closely in teaching and research. Your research will be
embedded in the institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies
(HLCS) of the Faculty of Arts.

No commercial propositions please.

Additionele informatie

Prof. dr. Maaike van Berkel
+31 24 3615714
m.vanberkel@let.ru.nl

www.ru.nl/facultyofarts/;www.ru.nl/hlcs/;www.ru.nl/hlcs/phdmedievalhistory;

Radboud University






PhD Position on the Urban History of the Middle East Radboud University - Nijmegen — AcademicTransfer

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

PhD candidate European Private Law University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer

PhD candidate European Private Law University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer

Thursday, 12 November 2015

PhD in Analytical Methodology Development for the Study of Oil Paintings at The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, ... Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer

PhD in Analytical Methodology Development for the Study of Oil Paintings at The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, ... Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer

Thursday, 29 October 2015

EU Projects Manager (1.0 fte) Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) - Groningen, The Netherlands — AcademicTransfer

EU Projects Manager (1.0 fte) Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) - Groningen, The Netherlands — AcademicTransfer

PhD position in Wildlife Monitoring Universiteit Twente (UT) - Enschede — AcademicTransfer

PhD position in Wildlife Monitoring Universiteit Twente (UT) - Enschede — AcademicTransfer

Resident in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (1,0 FTE) Universiteit Utrecht - Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine — AcademicTransfer

Resident in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (1,0 FTE) Universiteit Utrecht - Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine — AcademicTransfer

PhD Learning-teaching differential equations in undergraduate physics education Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) - Groningen, The Netherlands — AcademicTransfer

PhD Learning-teaching differential equations in undergraduate physics education Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) - Groningen, The Netherlands — AcademicTransfer

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

3 PhD positions 'Digital Crossings in Europe. Gender, Diaspora and Belonging'(1,0 fte each)





You will be working within the project 'Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging' (CONNECTINGEUROPE). This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), by way of a Consolidator Grant awarded to the ...
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You will be working within the project 'Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging' (CONNECTINGEUROPE). This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), by way of a Consolidator Grant awarded to the principal investigator (PI) Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi (Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands).

The project aims to investigate the relation between migration and digital technologies, in particular the way in which the ‘connected migrant’ contributes to new forms of European integration and cosmopolitan citizenship. The project explores digital diasporas in relation to issues of gender, ethnicity and affective belonging, focusing on how new technologies enhance new forms of connectivity between the homeland and destination countries, bus also across diasporas. The project pioneers a new interdisciplinary method that combines media studies, postcolonial theories, digital humanities and gender studies, drawing from the humanities and social science. It proposes a comparative approach, based on qualitative digital methods, that focuses on Somali, Romanian and Turkish women migrants who have settled in some of Europe’s main cities (London – PhD1, Amsterdam – PhD2 and Rome – PhD3) and the way in which they keep digitally and emotionally connected to their homeland cities (Mogadishu, Bucharest, Istanbul – Postdoc). The project will chart how different forms of migration (labour, postcolonial and post socialist) impact on the new European order at the local and transnational levels.

Within the project, three PhD positions and a postdoc position (advertised separately) will be available for the following projects:

1. PhD1 - Digital Diasporas: London.

2. PhD2 - Digital Diasporas: Amsterdam.

3. PhD3 - Digital Diasporas: Rome.

4. Postdoc: The Politics of Home

The three PhDs will have to conduct fieldwork across the three migrant groups (Turkish, Somali, Romanian) in the proposed city (London, Amsterdam or Rome). The interaction, collaboration and sharing of data with the other PhDs and the postdoc is expected. The PhD and Postdoc candidates will of course have the opportunity to fill in the details of these projects or expand on them, based on their expertise, the data they gather and their own research ideas, all in consultation with the principal investigator.

Tasks for the three PhD candidates will include:

    completion and defence of a PhD thesis within four years;
    carrying out fieldwork in the city that is the focus of your preference (London, Rome or Amsterdam);
    regular presentation of intermediate research at workshops and conferences;
    publication of two peer-reviewed articles in established international journals;
    co-organization of summer school, exhibition and final conference;
    participation in all training programmes and expert meetings scheduled for the project.

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    a (research) Master’s degree in gender, new media, cultural studies, anthropology, geography, history, international relations or a relevant humanities and social science background qualification at an equivalent level with a clear interest in migration, digital methods, gender studies, postcolonial theories and ethnography;
    an outstanding record for work in the undergraduate and Master's degrees;
    excellent research skills;
    excellent academic writing and presentation skills;
    proficiency in English, both written and spoken. A knowledge of one or more of the languages of the project is an advantage: Dutch, Somali, Romanian, Turkish and Italian.
    some experience in ethnographic research;
    knowledge of or willingness to learn digital methods;
    ability to meet deadlines and work as an independent researcher and as part of a team;
    ability and willingness to collaborate across the academic disciplines of media, migration, visual analysis, gender and postcolonial studies;
    ability to work in an international, interdisciplinary team;
    excellent organizational, social and communication skills.

Conditions

Three PhD positions can be offered for 1,0 FTE each, starting 1 January 2016 or soon after. Initially for a period of 18 months. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for another 30 months (4 years in total). The gross monthly salary starts at € 2,125.- in the first year, ending at € 2,717.- in the fourth year on a fulltime basis.

Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More information: terms of employment.
Additional information

If you are interested, please contact the project director, Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi (s.ponzanesi@uu.nl) for more information. For a short description of the project please click the following link: www.digitaleurope.nl/.


https://nrccarriere.nl/vacatures/3-phd-positions-digital-crossings-in-europe-gender-diaspora-and-belonging-1-0-fte-each

University Lecturer Information Science (1.0 fte) Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG) - Groningen, The Netherlands — AcademicTransfer

University Lecturer Information Science (1.0 fte) Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG) - Groningen, The Netherlands — AcademicTransfer

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Jobs in Holland: Two PhD candidates in deep learning and natural language processing University of Amsterdam - Science Park Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer

Two PhD candidates in deep learning and natural language processing University of Amsterdam - Science Park Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer





PhD candidates in deep learning and natural language processing.



The positions are sought for a joint project between the Institute of Informatics (IvI) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC).

Deep
learning has been very successful in a number of areas (e.g., computer
vision, speech processing and natural language processing). However,
there has been little work on developing deep learning methods for
predictive analysis of complex network data (e.g., social networks,
trading networks etc.). This project fills this gap and focuses on
statistical modelling of information exchange in transaction networks.
In this work we will use very large amounts of real data from a trading
network (an industrial partner) but the methods will generalize to other
types of networks where heterogeneous data is being exchanged (e.g.,
social networks). We will be developing predictive algorithms relying on
the flow of transactions in the network (e.g., various types of
recommendations as well as detection of novel and significant events).
We also seek to cluster the businesses trading over the networks as well
as the products that are being traded. As information in these networks
mostly comes in a textual form, we will develop methods for inducing
predictive semantics representations of texts relying both on the text
itself but also on the flow of information in the network.

There are 2 PhD vacancies within this project:

  • PhD1 will focus primarily on clustering and predictive modelling (affiliated with IvI, supervised by Prof. Max Welling)
  • PhD2 will focus primarily on natural language processing (affiliated with ILLC. supervised by Dr. Ivan Titov)
Close
collaboration between the two PhD students is envisaged. The PhD
candidates will be expected to fulfil the following tasks:

  • complete and defend a PhD thesis within the official appointment duration of four years;
  • regularly
    present intermediate research results at international workshops and
    conferences, and publish them in proceedings and journals;
  • collaborate with researchers in other relevant parts of IvI and ILLC as well as with the industrial partner providing the data;
  • participate
    in the organisation of research activities and events at IvI and ILLC,
    such as conferences, workshops and joint publications;
  • assist in teaching activities at the institute they are affiliated with (IvI or ILLC).


Requirements

Necessary
qualifications for candidates include excellent grades, proven research
talent, affinity with machine learning, statistics and excellent
programming skills.

Specific requirements for each PhD position:

  • PhD
    1: A master’s degree in computer science or statistics (preferably with
    a specialization in artificial intelligence and/or machine learning);
  • PhD
    2: A master’s degree in computer science (preferably with a
    specialization in artificial intelligence and/or machine learning),
    applied mathematics or computational linguistics
Candidates
are expected to have an excellent command of English, and good academic
writing and presentation skills. Applicants are kindly requested to
motivate why they have chosen to apply for this specific position.


Conditions of employment

The
appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four
years (initial employment is 18 months and after a positive evaluation,
the appointment will be extended further with 30 months) and should lead
to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan that includes
attendance of courses and national and international meetings will be
drafted. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of
undergraduates. The salary is in accordance with the university
regulations for academic personnel. The salary will range from €2,125
(first year) up to a maximum of €2,717 (last year) before tax per month
(scale P) based on a full-time appointment. There are also secondary
benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year
allowance of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

English
is the working language within the Informatics Institute. Moreover,
since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody
speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the
language barrier.

Some of the things we have to offer:

  • very friendly, interactive and international working environment;
  • new building located near the city center (20 minutes by bicycle) of one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities;
  • access to high-end computing facilities (e.g., cluster with 4,000+ cores).
Starting date: as soon as possible before 1 January 2016.


Organisation

University of Amsterdam

With
over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600
million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub
within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted
within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences,
Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed
on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where
disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links
with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and
abroad.

The
UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels
who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and
standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent,
creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open
atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and
society.


Department

Institute of Informatics and Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Both the Institute of Informatics (IvI) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) are part of the Faculty of Science  at the University of Amsterdam.
The Faculty of Science holds a leading position internationally in its
fields of research and participates in a large number of cooperative
programs with universities, research institutes and businesses. The
faculty has a student body of around 4,000 and 1,500 members of staff,
spread over eight research institutes and a number of faculty wide
support services. A considerable part of the research is made possible
by external funding from Dutch and international organizations and the
private sector. The Faculty of Science offers thirteen Bachelor's degree
programs and eighteen Master’s degree programs in the fields of the
exact sciences, computer science and information studies, and life and
earth sciences.

Since September 2010, the whole faculty has been
housed in a brand new building at the Science Park in Amsterdam. The
installment of the faculty has made the Science Park one of the largest
centers of academic research in the Netherlands.

The Informatics
Institute is one of the large research institutes with the faculty, with
a focus on complex information systems divided in two broad themes:
'Computational Systems' and 'Intelligent Systems.' The institute has a
prominent international standing and is active in a dynamic scientific
area, with a strong innovative character and an extensive portfolio of
externally funded projects.

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation ( ILLC) is a research institute at the University of Amsterdam, in which researchers from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities collaborate.
Its central research area is the study of fundamental principles of
encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at
ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from
various disciplines concerned with information and information
processing, such as logic, mathematics, computer science, linguistics,
cognitive science, artificial intelligence, musicology and philosophy.
Research is organized in three research groups: Logic and Computation (LoCo),  Logic and Language (LoLa) and Language and Computation (LaCo). Check here for
an overview of the research being carried out in the different groups.
For the research carried out by the individual staff members of ILLC,
see their personal pages via People at ILLC.

The
Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab (AMLAB) of IvI conducts research in the
area of large scale modelling of complex data sources. This includes the
development of new methods for probabilistic graphical models and
nonparametric Bayesian models, the development of faster (approximate)
inference and learning methods, deep learning, causal inference,
reinforcement learning and multi-agent systems and the application of
all of the above to large scale data domains in science and industry
('Big Data problems').

AMLAB is embedded in the Intelligent
Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA). ISLA conducts research in sensory
information processing and autonomous systems. It produces theoretically
as well as applied research. ISLA has an outstanding group of
researchers and collaborates with national and international research
institutes and companies.


Additional information

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Jobs in Holland: Two PhD candidates in deep learning and natural language processing University of Amsterdam - Science Park Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer

Two PhD candidates in deep learning and natural language processing University of Amsterdam - Science Park Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer





PhD candidates in deep learning and natural language processing.



The positions are sought for a joint project between the Institute of Informatics (IvI) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC).

Deep
learning has been very successful in a number of areas (e.g., computer
vision, speech processing and natural language processing). However,
there has been little work on developing deep learning methods for
predictive analysis of complex network data (e.g., social networks,
trading networks etc.). This project fills this gap and focuses on
statistical modelling of information exchange in transaction networks.
In this work we will use very large amounts of real data from a trading
network (an industrial partner) but the methods will generalize to other
types of networks where heterogeneous data is being exchanged (e.g.,
social networks). We will be developing predictive algorithms relying on
the flow of transactions in the network (e.g., various types of
recommendations as well as detection of novel and significant events).
We also seek to cluster the businesses trading over the networks as well
as the products that are being traded. As information in these networks
mostly comes in a textual form, we will develop methods for inducing
predictive semantics representations of texts relying both on the text
itself but also on the flow of information in the network.

There are 2 PhD vacancies within this project:

  • PhD1 will focus primarily on clustering and predictive modelling (affiliated with IvI, supervised by Prof. Max Welling)
  • PhD2 will focus primarily on natural language processing (affiliated with ILLC. supervised by Dr. Ivan Titov)
Close
collaboration between the two PhD students is envisaged. The PhD
candidates will be expected to fulfil the following tasks:

  • complete and defend a PhD thesis within the official appointment duration of four years;
  • regularly
    present intermediate research results at international workshops and
    conferences, and publish them in proceedings and journals;
  • collaborate with researchers in other relevant parts of IvI and ILLC as well as with the industrial partner providing the data;
  • participate
    in the organisation of research activities and events at IvI and ILLC,
    such as conferences, workshops and joint publications;
  • assist in teaching activities at the institute they are affiliated with (IvI or ILLC).


Requirements

Necessary
qualifications for candidates include excellent grades, proven research
talent, affinity with machine learning, statistics and excellent
programming skills.

Specific requirements for each PhD position:

  • PhD
    1: A master’s degree in computer science or statistics (preferably with
    a specialization in artificial intelligence and/or machine learning);
  • PhD
    2: A master’s degree in computer science (preferably with a
    specialization in artificial intelligence and/or machine learning),
    applied mathematics or computational linguistics
Candidates
are expected to have an excellent command of English, and good academic
writing and presentation skills. Applicants are kindly requested to
motivate why they have chosen to apply for this specific position.


Conditions of employment

The
appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four
years (initial employment is 18 months and after a positive evaluation,
the appointment will be extended further with 30 months) and should lead
to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan that includes
attendance of courses and national and international meetings will be
drafted. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of
undergraduates. The salary is in accordance with the university
regulations for academic personnel. The salary will range from €2,125
(first year) up to a maximum of €2,717 (last year) before tax per month
(scale P) based on a full-time appointment. There are also secondary
benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year
allowance of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

English
is the working language within the Informatics Institute. Moreover,
since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody
speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the
language barrier.

Some of the things we have to offer:

  • very friendly, interactive and international working environment;
  • new building located near the city center (20 minutes by bicycle) of one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities;
  • access to high-end computing facilities (e.g., cluster with 4,000+ cores).
Starting date: as soon as possible before 1 January 2016.


Organisation

University of Amsterdam

With
over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600
million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub
within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted
within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences,
Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed
on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where
disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links
with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and
abroad.

The
UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels
who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and
standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent,
creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open
atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and
society.


Department

Institute of Informatics and Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Both the Institute of Informatics (IvI) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) are part of the Faculty of Science  at the University of Amsterdam.
The Faculty of Science holds a leading position internationally in its
fields of research and participates in a large number of cooperative
programs with universities, research institutes and businesses. The
faculty has a student body of around 4,000 and 1,500 members of staff,
spread over eight research institutes and a number of faculty wide
support services. A considerable part of the research is made possible
by external funding from Dutch and international organizations and the
private sector. The Faculty of Science offers thirteen Bachelor's degree
programs and eighteen Master’s degree programs in the fields of the
exact sciences, computer science and information studies, and life and
earth sciences.

Since September 2010, the whole faculty has been
housed in a brand new building at the Science Park in Amsterdam. The
installment of the faculty has made the Science Park one of the largest
centers of academic research in the Netherlands.

The Informatics
Institute is one of the large research institutes with the faculty, with
a focus on complex information systems divided in two broad themes:
'Computational Systems' and 'Intelligent Systems.' The institute has a
prominent international standing and is active in a dynamic scientific
area, with a strong innovative character and an extensive portfolio of
externally funded projects.

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation ( ILLC) is a research institute at the University of Amsterdam, in which researchers from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities collaborate.
Its central research area is the study of fundamental principles of
encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at
ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from
various disciplines concerned with information and information
processing, such as logic, mathematics, computer science, linguistics,
cognitive science, artificial intelligence, musicology and philosophy.
Research is organized in three research groups: Logic and Computation (LoCo),  Logic and Language (LoLa) and Language and Computation (LaCo). Check here for
an overview of the research being carried out in the different groups.
For the research carried out by the individual staff members of ILLC,
see their personal pages via People at ILLC.

The
Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab (AMLAB) of IvI conducts research in the
area of large scale modelling of complex data sources. This includes the
development of new methods for probabilistic graphical models and
nonparametric Bayesian models, the development of faster (approximate)
inference and learning methods, deep learning, causal inference,
reinforcement learning and multi-agent systems and the application of
all of the above to large scale data domains in science and industry
('Big Data problems').

AMLAB is embedded in the Intelligent
Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA). ISLA conducts research in sensory
information processing and autonomous systems. It produces theoretically
as well as applied research. ISLA has an outstanding group of
researchers and collaborates with national and international research
institutes and companies.


Additional information

For further information regarding PhD1 you may contact:

For further information regarding PhD2 wou may contact:



















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Thursday, 3 September 2015

12 typical Dutch street foods

As you amble through a city in the Netherlands there are many street foods you can buy and eat along the way. Some snacks are known for being weird choices that only the Dutch would like, while others travel back home in the hearts and stomachs of many a happy tourist. Either way, they're sure to make an impression!

12 typical street foods 

Here are 12 street foods you’ll typically find in the Netherlands, and their Dutch pronunciations:


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